U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding today's vote on the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act.

“Beijing may have put North Korea on a long leash but make no mistake: Kim Jong Un is a two-bit dictator. North Korea’s cyber attacks, ballistic missile provocations, and nuclear expansion are a direct threat to South Korea, Japan, and the American people. These sanctions send a message to our allies and adversaries in the region.”